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Leiden Factor V


  What problems can Leiden Factor V with Protein C resistance cause?  Is is related to arteries, veins or both?  Thank You
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Dear Deb,
Leiden factor V is important in the blood clotting cascade.  Patients with deficiencies in this factor are prone to venous blood clots and often require coumadin therapy.
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